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FILE - In this Dec.9, 2017 file photo, French rock star Johnny Hallyday's wife Laeticia, left, his daughter Laura Smet, and son David Hallyday, right, arrive at La Madeleine church for Johnny Hallyday's funeral ceremony in Paris. A court outside Paris on Friday April 13, 2018 put a temporary freeze on the vast estate of Hallyday, who died in December, as his two oldest children left out of the will requested. But the court refused a role for them in the preparation of the post-humous album of their father, ruling in favor of widow Laeticia. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
April 13, 2018 - 2:07 pm
PARIS (AP) — The first chapter of a legal drama over the inheritance of French rock star Johnny Hallyday ended Friday with a French court ruling that gives each side a partial victory in a case that is tearing his family apart. Hallyday, whose given name was Jean-Philippe Smet, was dubbed the...
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FILE – In this Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, rapper Meek Mill arrives at the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia. Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Genece Brinkley ruled Thursday, March 29, 2018, that Mill should remain behind bars while appealing a 2- to 4-year prison sentence for violating probation, saying the rapper's drug use, arrests and other issues while under supervision merited the jail time. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 12, 2018 - 11:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rapper Meek Mill says he always thought ten years of probation would bring him back to prison. Mill spoke to news anchor Lester Holt from a Pennsylvania prison in a phone interview that aired Thursday on "NBC Nightly News." The Philadelphia-born rapper, whose real name is Robert...
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In this Friday, March 23, 2018 photo, a worker handles sheets of rosewood at C. F. Martin and Co., in Nazareth, Pa. Guitar makers and other instrument makers are being hit hard by regulations aimed at preventing the world’s rosewood species from disappearing. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
April 12, 2018 - 1:17 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An international crackdown on illegal logging in tropical forests has ensnared the makers of some guitars and other musical instruments, whose top-end products require small amounts of rosewood, a material prized for its rich, multicolored grain and resonant sound. Since new...
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In this March 28, 2018 photo, singer Kacey Musgraves poses for a portrait in New York to promote her third album, "Golden Hour.” (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP)
April 11, 2018 - 6:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kacey Musgraves and Harry Styles might sound like an odd pairing for a tour, but for Musgraves, it makes perfect sense. That's because Musgraves is happy to bring country music to new and unexpected audiences and, at the same time, continue to expand her own sound, like she does on...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8 2017 file photo, Taylor Swift performs at Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden in New York. Police say a Connecticut man with a crush on singer Swift robbed a bank and then went to the pop star's Rhode Island mansion where he threw cash over a fence in an attempt to impress her. Bruce Rowley, of Derby, Conn., is charged with robbing an Ansonia bank on April 4, 2018. Police say "it seemed he wanted to propose" to Swift, so he drove about 60 miles to Westerly, Rhode Island, and started throwing some of the roughly $1,600 he's charged with stealing over Swift's fence. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
April 11, 2018 - 10:33 am
ANSONIA, Conn. (AP) — Police say a Connecticut man with a crush on singer Taylor Swift robbed a bank and then went to the pop star's Rhode Island mansion where he threw cash over a fence in an attempt to impress her. Bruce Rowley, of Derby, is charged with robbing an Ansonia bank on April 4. Police...
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This combination photo shows, from left, Carrie Underwood, Bebe Rexha, Keith Urban and Julia Michaels who will perform at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 15 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo)
April 11, 2018 - 8:45 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Six months after a mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival, the genre's biggest stars are heading back to the city with a purpose and a message beyond just country music's biggest night to party. The Academy of Country Music Awards is returning to Vegas on Sunday...
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CORRECTS SINGING GROUP TO THE STAPLE SINGERS - FILE - This March 15, 1999 file photo shows the sibling group The Staple Singers, from left, Pervis, Cleotha, Pops, Mavis, and Yvonne at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York. Yvonne Staples, whose voice and business acumen powered the success of her family's Staples Singers gospel group, has died at age 80. The Chicago funeral home Leak and Sons says that she died Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at home in Chicago. (AP Photo/Albert Ferreira, file)
April 10, 2018 - 6:46 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Yvonne Staples, whose voice and business acumen powered the success of the Staple Singers, her family's hit-making gospel group that topped the charts in the early 1970s with the song "I'll Take You There," has died. She was 80. Staples died Tuesday at home in Chicago, according to...
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This cover image released by BMG shows “Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)” by Derek Smalls, the "Spinal Tap" character played by Harry Shearer. (BMG via AP)
April 10, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Derek Smalls, "Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)" (BMG) This album answers a question no one was asking: Is Derek Smalls still alive? Smalls was once a bit player in the two-bit heavy metal band Spinal Tap, a group long forgotten except for being the subject of a 1984 mockumentary that ranks...
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FILe - In this Jan. 26, 2018 file photo, Fleetwood Mac band members, from left, Stevie Nicks, John McVie, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood appear at the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Fleetwood Mac in New York. The band said in a statement Monday that Buckingham is out of the band for its upcoming tour. Buckingham left the group once before, from 1987 to 1996. He’ll be jointly replaced by Neil Finn of Crowded House and Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
April 10, 2018 - 2:48 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lindsey Buckingham will have to go his own way. The singer-guitarist is out of Fleetwood Mac. The band said in a statement Monday that Buckingham will not be on their new tour. The announcement came in two terse sentences at the bottom of a long news release announcing the new...
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In this March 19, 2018, photo, country music singer Jason Aldean poses in Nashville, Tenn., to promote his eighth studio album “Rearview Town." The album will be released on Friday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 09, 2018 - 11:09 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Last October, Jason Aldean was in a Las Vegas hospital visiting some of the victims injured in a mass shooting at a country music festival a week earlier. On that Sunday afternoon, the country star turned to his longtime manager, Clarence Spalding. "He looked at me and said...
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